Message From Chairman

I am honored to be elected as a Chairman of the Himalayan Rescue Association Nepal (HRA) and would like to express my sincere thanks to all the members and well wishers of HRA who have trusted me to lead the this Association to achieve its objectives further.

HRA has  not only its long standing history of providing medical service and rescue assistance to the people who suffer mainly by high altitude sickness in the mountains, but is also known for playing a vital role to promote mountain tourism by making mountains of Nepal safer for mountaineers, trekkers and accompanying guides and porters. Besides this, HRA’s presence in the remote areas has facilitated local people with medical service free of cost.

HRA has been running Medical Aid-post at Manang (Annapurna Region) and Pheriche. HRA Everest ER Clinic at Everest Base Camp (Everest Region) and Temporary Medical Camp at Gosainkunda. We are aimed at creating better facilities at the Aid-posts and Clinics. We are also making efforts with our limited source to extend the areas of our service and activities.

I take this opportunity to make my sincere commitment to continue the great work that HRA has been carrying out since last 42 years to save the lives of the people in the mountains. Thousands of people from all over the world have been benefited by our service rendered to them. It has been possible only because of the help and support of Government of Nepal, Non-government Organizations, Tourism related Organizations, Individuals, Foreign Diplomatic Mission in Nepal and Volunteer Doctors who have shown their generosity in whatever they could for the noble cause.

On behalf of HRA and myself, I would like to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation for your kind support and cooperation in our endeavor to convert “mountain sickness to mountain fitness”.

We certainly look forward to have the incessant support and cooperation of all of you in the days ahead.

Thank you very much.
Hari Dharel
(2020 – 2023)